Cobb County Fleet Management's mission is to provide efficient and effective support of assigned vehicles and equipment of Cobb County Government through responsive customer service in our maintenance, repair, fueling, replacement acquisition and disposal services.
Our Mission Statement
To provide efficient and effective support of assigned vehicles and equipment of Cobb County Government through responsive customer service in our maintenance, repair, fueling, replacement acquisition and disposal services. Our goal is to work in partnership with our customer’s identifying cost saving opportunities. We consistently measure our performance and set quantifiable benchmarks that are obtainable and deploy smart vehicles, equipment and fueling infrastructure options that leave fewer negative impacts on the environment. We continue to seek out operational improvements using industry KPI’s and best practices to establish obtainable goals.
Our fleet is comprised of 1002 cars, 863 trucks, 45 motorcycles, 688 pieces of equipment, 29 electric vehicles and 4 electric motorcycles. We are very lean and have average ratio of 120:1 technician. Fleet Management has sought out innovative ways to meet the needs of our customers and the constant advancements in vehicle technology. We have embraced alternative fuels and vehicle technology and provided training opportunities for our employees allowing them to stay abreast of changes in the automotive technology.
The department is comprised of three operating groups:
Al Curtis, Fleet Directors Office
Jeff Leonard, Business Manager
Pam Canada, Administrative Coordinator
Sean O’Leary, Fleet Administrator
Amelia Larcheveaux, Administration
Administration supports and manages fleet operations in the following capacities: budgeting, reporting, analytics, accounting, fuel procurement, fuel station management, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, asset management, record keeping, and a motor pool vehicle loaner program. Fleet Administration also manages the full life cycle of vehicles and equipment including: establishment and enforcement of vehicle replacement protocols, procurement functions of new and replacement assets, coordinating specialty equipment installation, overseeing maintenance and repair standards during the life of assets, and finalizing the life cycle through surplus processes. The parts department is currently managed through a contract with NAPA Integrated Business Solutions, which is monitored by Fleet Administration.
Budget and Fuel Station Administration
Jeff Leonard, Business Manager
Manages financial activities; monitors budget, revenues, expenditures and financial performance, and prepares budget. Processes invoices, charges out appropriate expenses to non-general fund departments and contracts. Manages twelve fuel storage and dispensing facilities using the “Fuel Master” automated fuel dispensing system and fifteen Electric Charging Stations.
Automotive/Light Duty Truck
Scott Misico, Supervisor
The Car Shop is responsible for the maintenance, repairs, inspections and emission testing for all cars, light duty trucks, vans, and motorcycles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 8,600 lbs or less. This section covers over 1,600 vehicles.
Medium/Heavy Duty Trucks and Off-Road Equipment
Chris Marques, Supervisor
The Truck Shop is responsible for the maintenance, repairs, and inspections for all trucks, vans, and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) above 8,600 lbs. The Equipment Shop maintains, repairs, and inspects off-road equipment, trailers (including equipment mounted), and small engines. The Equipment Shop also repairs and modifies assets through welding and fabrication. This combined section covers approximately 900 assets and supports the county 24/7 through service and road calls.
Fleet Management Achievements
Cobb Fleet Management is committed to environmental responsibility and stewardship by implementing innovative green technology such as the use of propane auto gas, burning waste oil for heat, purchasing electric vehicle and hybrid vehicles. We have implemented industry best practices established obtainable benchmarks and continue to improve.
- ASE Blue Seal Certification in the Truck shop.
- Deployed 35 plug-in electric vehicles into the County fleet with plans to add more in continuation of our mission.
- Installed over 700 hands free Bluetooth devices and cell phone docks in County vehicles.
- Established the first distracted drivers campaign that received national exposure.
- Continued host of Odyssey National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day, furthering our promotion of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles.
- Partnered with Keep Cobb Beautiful on a Solar Array installation in connection with the deployment of two electric vehicles.
- 100 Best Fleet in North America 2021 – Ranked 39th
- Green Fleet/NAFA 2021 – Ranked #18
- 100 Best Fleet in North America 2020 - Ranked 9th.
- 2019 – Director Al Curtis awarded Government Fleet Legendary Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted into Government Fleet Magazine Public Fleet Hall of Fame.
- Cobb County Fleet Management continues to be viewed as a trend setter in the public fleet industry and regularly called upon for consultation by other municipal fleets, especially in relation to alternative fuel vehicles.